Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is bringing back beloved Chaos theorist Dr. Ian Malcolm, and Jeff Goldblum talks a bit about Malcolm's role in the story. As the trailers have shown, an erupting volcano will be putting the lives of the dinos at risk, and Malcolm has been asked to comment on what should be done about the dinosaurs.
Talking to Entertainment Weekly, Goldblum shares:
"Anyways, they bring me in front of Congress. They want to know if I have an opinion of the volcano and if we should let the dinosaurs go. I'm like Owen (Pratt) and Claire (Howard) and a deep lover of all living things but you've heard me on the subject of the misguided reanimation. As long as a volcano, my best advice as difficult as it is, is that we should let evolution course correct. We have the power to destroy our selves and we need to wise up."
Seeing that this is Goldblum's third Jurassic Park film, he also gives his thoughts on coming back to the franchise, and working with dinosaurs again:
"Delightful. I have such a fond memory of working with Steven Spielberg and the casts of the two movies. People seem to get a kick out of my character here and there and I didn't want to let anyone down. I was thrilled getting another chance at it. My best advice is to keep everyone away and let the volcano do its stuff. But as we know there are other agendas afoot. These people who want to misuse our accomplishments for profit or for cheap entertainment or for militaristic power? Shame on them. We must resist."
Based on the trailers, I don't think we're going to see too much of Malcolm in the film. Then again, we shouldn't expect him to suddenly get pulled into this whole issue with dinosaurs again. I think it's clever enough that they got him involved in the first place.
I'm just here hopeful we'll see Laura Dern or Sam Nell come back somewhere down the line.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom comes out June 22.